The Life Radio Show

The Life Radio Show

The Life is a live, weekly radio show broadcasting for over four years from WWSU 106.9FM at Wright State University. Each week, Wiley's Comedy Club owner Don Smith interviews local comics, musicians, and filmmakers to find out practically nothing of value. It's funny, though. So, you should listen.... Show More

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February 21, 2021 56 min
Gary Wood sits in for another show as guest co-host.  Cal Westray is in the studio with us to talk about getting roasted at Wiley's.  Cal is Dayton comedy's best supporter.  So, we've decided it's a great idea to have a roast and make fun of him.  If you've ever performed comedy anywhere in the Dayton area, there's a 99% chance that you know the legendary Cal Westray. As always, check out some Potter's F...
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Gary Wood, former owner of the legendary Wiley's Comedy Club in Dayton, sits in as guest co-host for an episode with special guest Brandon Berry from the Coffee with Idiots podcast.  I share my hurt feelings over a bad review.  We talk about shows coming up at Wiley's and we talk about boobs a lot. As always, check out some Potter's Field for great heavy metal and some other great tunes from St. Mary, St. Michael, The P...
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On this episode, comedian Joe Young cashes in on his Make-A-Wish to be on the show again.  We are joined by podcaster Kyle Steele and his co-host Tim Hyland.  Joe tells us about he roast of our good friend Cal Westray.  Kyle and Tim talk about their Nicholas Cage podcast and Kyle's MMA podcast.  As usual, we go in many different directions. As always, check out some Potter's Field for great heavy metal and some other great ...
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On this episode, local comics Scotty Mays and Wes Philpot from the Dayton Justice League stop by to share some tender moments, talk about recovery, and promote the FOA.  After the break, national touring comic and this weekend's Wiley's headliner, Steve Caminiti, stops in for some laughs. As always, check out some Potter's Field for great heavy metal and some other great tunes from St. Mary, St. Michael, The Paint Splat...
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On this episode, Mackensie King and TC Schreier join me in the studio from Dare to Defy Productions.  We talk about theatre, musicals, beards, and many other wonderful things. As always, check out some Potter's Field for great heavy metal and some other great tunes from St. Mary, St. Michael, The Paint Splats, and Mr. STONEking. We thank them for the musical contributions to the show. Check out The Devil's Apple, a great ne...
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My guest on the show this week is the very funny and talented Melissa McQueen.  We talk about in-laws, outlaws, and other easily-offended people. As always, check out some Potter's Field for great heavy metal and some other great tunes from St. Mary, St. Michael, The Paint Splats, and Mr. STONEking. We thank them for the musical contributions to the show. Check out The Devil's Apple, a great new book from William R. Morris....
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It was a full studio this week on the radio.  Gary Wood, owner of the legendary Wiley's Comedy Joint stops by to tell us about the exciting new things coming up at Wiley's.  W.M.Weikart and Carl G. Herrick to talk about their films, Pure O and Autumn Shift.  We discuss mental illness, vulgarity, violence, and tears (or as us comics call it, "Open Mic Night"). As always, check out some Potter's Field for great he...
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I was left alone in the studio to rant about a bunch of crap that doesn't need to be repeated.  So, here's an episode from a little over a year ago with the very funny Adrian Miller.  Adrian is a comedian and an actress who performs improv occasionally at the Black Box Theatre in Dayton.  She is also involved with the Unwritten podcast, Season 2 of Unwritten is premiering August 27th at the Neon in Dayton. As always, check ...
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February 7, 2021 61 min
This week, I chat with the one and only Bruce Starr. We talk about the 80s Golden Age of Comedy. As always, check out some Potter's Field for great heavy metal and some other great tunes from St. Mary, St. Michael, The Paint Splats, and Mr. STONEking. We thank them for the musical contributions to the show. Check out The Devil's Apple, a great new book from William R. Morris. Get out to see some shows at Wiley's Comedy ...
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The Gremlins are back!! We fight through internet trouble to talk with comedian/magician/podcaster Michael Kent from Tell Me What to Google and Joke Story Trick. We manage to survive the ordeal. As always, check out some Potter's Field for great heavy metal and some other great tunes from St. Mary, St. Michael, The Paint Splats, and Mr. STONEking. We thank them for the musical contributions to the show. Check out The Devil'...
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On this episode, I share the secrets to a great beard with filmmaker Jacob Stuart.  We talk about his upcoming film, An Addicting Picture.  Mike Canestaro stops in to talk about comedy, books, and Science with Mike. As always, check out some Potter's Field for great heavy metal and some other great tunes from St. Mary, St. Michael, The Paint Splats, and Mr. STONEking. We thank them for the musical contributions to the show. Che...
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I had the pleasure of speaking with actor/director/playwright Ted Lange. We talk acting, William Shakespeare, and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Be sure to check Satchmo at the Waldorf, coming February 19th to 28th. As always, check out some Potter's Field for great heavy metal and some other great tunes from St. Mary, St. Michael, The Paint Splats, and Mr. STONEking. We thank them for the musical contributions to the show. Check out Th...
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I talk film and theatre with actor Tim McLaughlin on this episode. Be sure to check him out! As always, check out some Potter's Field for great heavy metal and some other great tunes from St. Mary, St. Michael, The Paint Splats, and Mr. STONEking. We thank them for the musical contributions to the show. Check out The Devil's Apple, a great new book from William R. Morris. Get out to see some shows at Wiley's Comedy Club...
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January 29, 2021 56 min
I got the opportunity to talk with "Flat Earth" Dave Weiss from the Flat Earth Podcast. Check out his YouTube and the Flat Earth Sun & Moon Clock app for interesting videos. As always, check out some Potter's Field for great heavy metal and some other great tunes from St. Mary, St. Michael, The Paint Splats, and Mr. STONEking. We thank them for the musical contributions to the show. Check out The Devil's Apple, ...
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Chris Burnside and Jordan Lopez from Unwritten podcast join us in the studio this week.  We talk about Unwritten and Dayton Writers Movement, of course.  Season 1 of Unwritten is available now with Season 2 right around the corner.  Be sure to check them out for a great story. As always, check out some Potter's Field for great heavy metal and some other great tunes from St. Mary, St. Michael, The Paint Splats, and Mr. STONEking...
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My special guest is Connor Bull, host of The Classy Bull Talk Show. We share some strange hotel stories. As always, check out some Potter's Field for great heavy metal and some other great tunes from St. Mary, St. Michael, The Paint Splats, and Mr. STONEking. We thank them for the musical contributions to the show. Check out The Devil's Apple, a great new book from William R. Morris. Get out to see some shows at Wiley's...
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We welcome comedian Marty Fidelman to the show to talk about comedy and squirrels mostly. As always, check out some Potter's Field for great heavy metal and some other great tunes from St. Mary, St. Michael, The Paint Splats, and Mr. STONEking. We thank them for the musical contributions to the show. Check out The Devil's Apple, a great new book from William R. Morris. Get out to see some shows at Wiley's Comedy Club. F...
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January 22, 2021 56 min
From WWE and WCW fame, Vince Russo is on the show to talk about Russo's Brand podcasts and a little bit of wrestling, I suppose. As always, check out some Potter's Field for great heavy metal and some other great tunes from St. Mary, St. Michael, The Paint Splats, and Mr. STONEking. We thank them for the musical contributions to the show. Check out The Devil's Apple, a great new book from William R. Morris. Get out to s...
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This past week, filmmakers Joseph Bargdill and Mike Giannott stop by to discuss their film Incruentus, which  premieres this Thursday at the Neon Theatre in Dayton (check out the trailer).  We are also joined by musician and author Mr. STONEking.  (Stick around at the end of the show for a great Mr. STONEking tune.)  We talk about movies, vampires, and theme park accidents. As always, check out some Potter's Field for great hea...
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LANGUAGE WARNING: This week, I chat with comedian, actor, and writer Marc Sheffler. We discuss film, comedy, canoodling, and the inner thoughts of cattle. As always, check out some Potter's Field for great heavy metal and some other great tunes from St. Mary, St. Michael, The Paint Splats, and Mr. STONEking. We thank them for the musical contributions to the show. Check out The Devil's Apple, a great new book from William R...
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